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Montana Senate panel advances big tobacco-tax increase

A big increase in Montana’s tobacco tax – which could total as much as $70 million a year – won approval Tuesday from a Senate committee in the Montana Legislature. The 9-3 vote by the Senate Taxation Committee sends the measure to the Senate floor and
KRTV (Great Falls, MT)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:43
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Montana Youth E-Cigarette use is WAAAAY Higher Than the National Average

“In Montana, our current usage rates for high school students are 87.5 percent higher than the national rate.” Aune says the state of Montana is attempting to combat the use of nicotine products among youth, with some new advertising. “Right now we have
KGVO Newstalk 1290 AM & 101.5 FM (Missoula, MT)
added Jan 25, 2017 23:49
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[Montana] MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Ban smoking at fair this year - and every year

Aside from the fire dangers, secondhand smoke exposure is no laughing matter, which is another reason why various local health officials have been trying to encourage the fairgrounds to go smoke-free for several years now. Such a push is not without prec
The Missoulian
added Aug 7, 2015 18:50
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[Montana] Mont. High Court Rules Casino Smoking Shelters Break Air Act

Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the owners of two Great Falls casinos did not comply with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act when it built enclosed ventilated shelters for smoking patrons.
Law360
added Feb 27, 2015 17:22
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[Montana, Wyoming] LETTER: Smoking bans work for businesses

wish to offer some views from Montana. We passed a no-smoking ban several years ago with a lot of opposition from especially bar and restaurant owners. Lo and behold, the smokers had no place to go except outside and now, it is a norm. The non-smokers ca
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Mar 17, 2013 12:27
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[Montana] Study finds rural youth more likely to use tobacco

“Tobacco use is often more socially acceptable in rural areas, making it more likely that kids living in these communities will also start to use tobacco,” said Kim Davitt, manager of Montana Initiatives in a written statement. “Montana community leaders
Ravalli (MT) Republic
added Aug 25, 2012 13:29
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Republicans move to kill Montana tobacco tax increase

Republican lawmakers took steps Thursday to kill a proposed increase in Montana’s tobacco tax by voting for a procedural motion that will make it extremely difficult to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote. The tax hike, which passed the Senate l
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 6, 2017 21:18
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RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: MONTANA SHOULD AVOID UNNECESSARY AND REGRESSIVE TOBACCO AND VAPOR TAX INCREASE

Although reducing smoking rates may be a noble goal, raising tobacco taxes rarely works as intended and frequently has many negative effects. Sin taxes have a strong detrimental effect on local small businesses; when they are implemented, retailers and w
Heartland Institute
added Apr 1, 2017 11:59
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[Montana] Great Falls repeals ordinance banning smoking within 20 feet of buildings

The Montana Tavern Association had lobbied the commissioners to change the ordinance because it was too hard to enforce. Others noted the statewide Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans smoking in all public buildings, began applying to bars and casinos on Oc
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 20, 2013 18:50
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[Montana] Where's the Chew? New products help students quit chewing tobacco

For students trying to quit chewing tobacco, there are new non-tobacco options and resources to make quitting easier, including counseling, all natural chew and Quit Spit Kits. Dave Holt, inventor and owner of Holt Montana-Grown Tobaccoless Chew, chewed
The Montana Kaimin (University of Montana, Missoula)
added Mar 26, 2013 13:50
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